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Deranged (1987)

R | | Horror | 30 October 1987 (USA)
A woman kills a burglar in self-defense. The experience so unnerves her she begins to imagine that everyone is trying to harm her and begins to kill anybody who comes near her.


Chuck Vincent


Craig Horrall




Cast overview:
Veronica Hart ... Joyce (as Jane Hamilton)
Jerry Butler ... Frank (as Paul Siederman)
Jennifer Delora Jennifer Delora ... Mary Ann
Jamie Gillis ... Eugene (as James Gillis)
Jill Cumer Jill Cumer ... Mother
Loretta Palma Loretta Palma ... Margaret
John Brett John Brett ... Darren
Jessica Rose Jessica Rose ... Young Mary Ann
Gary Goldman Gary Goldman ... Nick
Harvey Siegel Harvey Siegel ... Dr. Freemont
Franke Cole Franke Cole ... Merrick
Daniel Chapman ... Minister
Bob Fitzpatrick Bob Fitzpatrick ... Valet
Nancy Groff Nancy Groff ... Teacher
Max Hamilton Max Hamilton ... Baby Frankie


Joyce seems to have the perfect life - she lives in a nice apartment with a wealthy husband, is soon going to give birth to a baby boy, and has all the money she'll ever need. But while her husband is away in London on business, Joyce is attacked by a masked intruder, that unleashes within her a frightened little girl, haunted by her "special" relationship with her daddy, and a crazed madwoman who is hungry for revenge. From then on, Joyce's wild hallucinations take over, and she begins to murder anyone and everyone who comes near her, in a violent fit of rage. Written by Anonymous

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The Ultimate Horror Comes From Within.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sensuality, language | See all certifications »

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A sequel was planned but never materialized. See more »


Joyce trips over the candle near the end of the movie. At the next shot of the candle, candle is not burning. See more »


Mary Ann: Are you sure you're okay? Is it the voices again>
Joyce: No! There's no voices, they're gone, I'm just tired.
Mary Ann: You want me to come up with you?
Joyce: No, I'm just gonna go straight to bed...
Mary Ann: I'll take the car then, if you don't mind.
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References Ms .45 (1981) See more »


Kiss & Tell
Written by Bill Heller and Mary Salerno
Performed by Nicki Cross
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Strange, but worth watching
21 October 2000 | by lthseldy1See all my reviews

I was not expecting what I had seen in this film. This movie starts out that there is a girl that is pregant and has trouble with her rich family members taunting her and ridiculing her for her mental problems. The lady comes home to her apartment and there is a man there that beats her up and she is left there to fend for herself. She kills the man and hides him under the sofa in her apartment and from this point on... she does not leave her apartment. This is when things get weird.... she soon finds herself hallucinating, seeing people that aren't there and having flashbacks of her fathers death, her half-sisters taunting and her mothers nagging. The mind games are interesting to watch and one wanders if people really can see things this way. The lady has lost the baby and therefore pretends to be pregant throughout the rest of the movie fooling everyone about the miscarrage and the hallucinations. This movie is worth watching and I give it at least a 7.

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Release Date:

30 October 1987 (USA) See more »

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Enloquecida See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Platinum Pictures (II) See more »
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